Sturgeon Bay to Consider Refinancing of TID District

Action to refinance debt related to Sturgeon Bay’s fourth tax increment district is expected to be taken Tuesday by the city council. Based on advice from financial consultant, Robert W. Baird, an amount not to exceed $3,350,000 will be used to cover $3.1 million of short-term notes acquired in 2015 plus capitalized interest on the new notes. The estimated interest rate on the refinancing is … Continue reading

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State Representative Joel Kitchens Listening Sessions Monday

State Representative Joel Kitchens will be holding two listening sessions in the first assembly district Monday. The Sturgeon Bay Republican says the mission of the series is to connect with constituents to discuss issues and concerns that directly impact people in a three county area. The Door County meeting is at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library from 11:15AM to 1PM. The other listening session is … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Death of 87 Year Old Found in Car

The Door County Sheriff’s Department was called to private property off Waters End Road in Sister Bay shortly after 5PM Thursday after receiving the report that a vehicle was against a tree and the occupant was dead. The investigation revealed that the vehicle sustained minor damage and the force of impact was not enough to cause the airbags to deploy. The initial conclusion by the … Continue reading

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Four Sturgeon Bay Council Seats up for Election in April

With the announcement that former Sturgeon Bay City Council member Barb Allmann intends to mount a write-in candidacy for the open seat representing the 5th aldermanic district, all four seats up for election will be contested in April. Initially, it was thought that Brian Peterson and Judy Dobbins would square off for the seat currently held by Jerry Stults, but Dobbins dropped out. Stults decided … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Hotel Developer Calling for Mediation Meeting

The developer of a westside Sturgeon Bay hotel is calling on the city and the Friends of the Public Waterfront to take part in a mediation meeting related to the hotel moderated by State Representative Joel Kitchens. Sawyer Hotel Development owner Bob Papke says such a meeting will be beneficial for everyone involved… Papke says time is of the essence if the project is to … Continue reading

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Langenberg Retiring After 30 Years at Southern Door

While the Sevastopol School District is going through the process of selecting a new superintendent, Southern Door is also seeking candidates for an administrative position. Principal Gary Langenberg has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the current school year, after 30 years on the job. According to the school district, the position of full time middle school principal/curriculum and instruction director has been … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice weekend is just about upon us. Pam Seiler and Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center talked about the 12th annual event with Eddy Allen Monday morning. Ice carving is one of the highlights of the event… Given the anticipated warmer weather, the ice blocks won’t be brought out until Saturday… By the way, the annual Fire … Continue reading

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First Round of Interviews for Sevastopol Superintendent Job Saturday

The first round of interviews for candidates interested in becoming the next superintendent of the Sevastopol School District is set for Saturday at 9:30AM in the multi-purpose room at the school in Institute. Five individuals have been invited to the closed door meeting involving a 19-person committee representing the school board, community members, parents, teachers, and support staff. The school district has been working with … Continue reading

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All Snowmobile Trails in Door County are Closed

The only snowmobile trail that had been open in Door County is now closed. The county snowmobile trails coordinator shut down the Southeast Section as of 11AM Monday. The recent warming trend, and the prospect of more warm weather on the way, prompted the closure. For the most up-to-date information on trail conditions, check

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Pickup Truck Breaks Through Ice in Sawyer Harbor

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to be careful when traveling on the ice. A pickup truck was partially submerged after it went through the ice in an area of Sawyer Harbor, off Potawatomi State Park. The driver, 18-year old Matthew Wiegand and his passenger, 18-year old Collin Mirkes, both of Sturgeon Bay, were able to get out of the vehicle without injury. … Continue reading

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